Do you feel drained? Are you in need of re-energizing yourself by recharging your batteries? You may feel physically, mentally or emotionally drained from stress, worry, overwork etc. And therefore may need to re-energize or, as referred to here, you may need to recharge your batteries (figuratively speaking). There are several ways you can recharge your batteries depending on your personality and what is of interest to you.
We live, and we learn, for nobody knows it all.
In this era of enlightening and awakening and so on, it might still be news that common sense is still not common to a lot of us. Many of us still do not know many things, including course. However, this is perfectly normal, and all part of this journey called life, for nobody knows it all. We live, and we learn.
The moment you stop learning, I would suppose, generally speaking, that the inevitable end would most likely have taken place. There are, however, always exceptions to every rule. Nonetheless, we generally stop learning when we die. No human being knows it all. We learn every day, and as we live as social beings that we are, we are constantly communicating with those around us via verbal and non-verbal means.
Listen to your body signals to determine if you are drained or stressed out.
Verbal communication is pretty obvious, but concerning non-verbal communication, I refer to our eye contacts or lack thereof, body languages such as our composure, gestures and so on. We respond to these signals irrespective of whether we are consciously doing so; it is just a part of everyday life. We react consciously or subconsciously to our body signals in the same vein. It is never a good thing when we ignore our body’s signals of being tired, stressed or drained.
We should be conscious of the signals or communications from our own bodies to us, enabling us to understand exactly what we may be feeling. You may feel drained and not just by physical exhaustion from work, vigorous exercise and so on, but mentally drained. The current global situation can do that to a person. Even just the fact that our freedom of movement and association and so on has been curbed somehow, although we know, it is for our own good. It still does have some adverse effects on us.
People need to listen to their bodies to know when to clock off and do something(s) for ourselves to feel refreshed, ready to tackle our huge to-do lists. This is different for everyone; all some people may need to do is to get a good night’s sleep, and they will be refreshed with everything in perspective, and so on; others may need to work out like crazy and break a sweat. The battery recharger may also be a combination of different things. I really think it depends on the individual and their personal interests, as no two people are the same. What works for one person may not work for another.
Focus on being positive irrespective of what is going on around you or in the world in general.
Some of us already had germaphobia before now. Hmmm…Let us say that these are trying times, and we all need to find ways to calm ourselves down and focus on positivity. Meditating is a great way to accomplish this, read literature, start a new hobby, get our news from reliable sources, and try not to dwell too much on the news, which can be quite gloomy and draining.
Basically, re-energize yourself with a positive mindset boost. Focus on positivity regardless of the scenario, for there is always a light at the end of every tunnel. There is always something to be grateful for regardless of your current situation. We need to stay sane by listening to our bodies, knowing when to reset, recharge our batteries, reel it in, stay grounded, or centre ourselves and not lose it.
Recharge and re-energize yourself.
Do what makes you happy to recharge and re-energize yourself. This will keep you in a good mood and high vibes. For, irrespective of what is going on in the world around you, you can control how you react to it. In the words of Dennis P. Kimbro, “life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” You are a co-creator of your own reality; your thoughts affect how you see the world. Re-energize yourself by working on your thoughts. Work on cultivating a positive mindset to see the world differently and attract more positive experiences into your life. Read more on how to have and maintain a positive mindset.
We should know what to do to make ourselves feel better when we feel out of sorts from being cooped up indoors. Stressed or over-worked, whatever the case may be. This is where recharging one’s batteries come in, and not just ignoring the signals that we may need a breather and instead continue to keep going, on autopilot.
Whatever the case may be for you, regardless of how hectic your schedule may be, you really have to try to make time to energize, refresh or reset yourself for better mental clarity and overall wellbeing. You would need to do something for yourself that you really and truly enjoy. Something that makes you feel good and pretty much de-stresses you.
Be creative. The little things count.
This may be a little tricky considering the lockdown in a good part of the world where it is best to stay indoors for ourselves and others’ safety. But then again, this is where some thought and creativity would have to come into play. Perhaps, all that may be required is to slow down just a tiny bit and appreciate the little things around us. Try different things and see what works best for you. Here are some ideas on indoor activities that may interest you.
It is so very nice to sit in nature or go on a nature walk and enjoy the peacefulness of it all. Seizing the opportunity to get some fresh air. Watch the tree branches sway in the wind and all. Or perhaps, sit at the beach and generally enjoy the outdoors. It is so refreshing and a great energy booster. So you could re-energize yourself with the simple things in life. It does not have to something extravagant.
How nice it is to sit on one’s balcony, enjoy the scenery and get some fresh air. It is even all the more enjoyable when it rains. I love rain like no man’s business, no joke. It is awesome to watch the rain pour out from the sky. The burning heat a distant memory for the moment, and of course, the air gets a lot of freshers, which is simply amazing. I sit and try to watch it pour and drink my nice hot coffee whilst also entertaining my toddler, lol. If you are a parent, you know what that is like; I need not say any more. You definitely get the picture.
We all need to show love to ourselves. This will better equip us to show love to those we care about and maintain happy relationships. For you cannot give what you do not have. You cannot be kind to others and show love to them when you are not kind to yourself. Thus, if you feel drained, recharged yourself with some self-love practices. Rip the benefits of having some quality alone time, exploring your creativity, and engaging in outdoor or indoor activities that make you happy.
We should use this period of staying indoors as a time of self-reflecting. Bonding with our loved ones whilst keeping our thoughts and prayers with those on the frontlines, working to keep the rest of us safe.
Irrespective of what is doing in the world, we have so much to be thankful for, so have a grateful heart. Live in the moment and stay healthy and safe.